What does prenatal testing mean for women who have tested?

  • We have conducted and analysed 49 qualitative interviews with women in Germany and Israel who had actually taken a prenatal test. The analysis was focussed on the meanings attributed to testing, i.e. their reasons and aims of testing. Seven typical meaning patterns have been found. They range from seeking empowerment from the knowledge gained, avoiding suffering, being prepared for a child with special needs to satisfying the social environment, or fulfilling the physician's recommendation. The findings give insight into the hermeneutics of testing from the point of view of those who have tested.

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Author:Christoph Rehmann-Sutter, Tamar Nov-KlaimanORCiDGND, Yael Hashiloni-Dolev, Anika König, Stefan Reinsch, Aviad Raz
Frontdoor URLhttps://opus.bibliothek.uni-augsburg.de/opus4/112748
Parent Title (English):Genetic responsibility in Germany and Israel: practices of prenatal diagnosis
Place of publication:Bielefeld
Editor:Christina Schües
Type:Part of a Book
Year of first Publication:2022
Publishing Institution:Universität Augsburg
Release Date:2024/04/30
First Page:227
Last Page:252
Series:Bioethik / Medizinethik ; 4
Institutes:Medizinische Fakultät
Medizinische Fakultät / Professur für Ethik der Medizin
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 61 Medizin und Gesundheit / 610 Medizin und Gesundheit
Licence (German):CC-BY 4.0: Creative Commons: Namensnennung (mit Print on Demand)